Heritage: 2012 Brings Challenges & Opportunities for Conservatives

The Challenges Ahead...

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year to you and your family!

We have many challenges heading into 2012, but we should be optimistic about facing them with the great wealth of resources we all continue to develop. What great accomplishments have you and your organization achieved in 2011? What your plans are for 2012?  I'm looking forward to hearing from you, and sharing your ideas and victories with other conservatives across the country.

Save the Date: The Heritage 2012 Resource Bank is on April 26-27, 2012

Resource Bank: Strategies to Lead

Thursday, April 26 – Friday, April 27, 2012

Venue: The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

Join leaders of the conservative movement for The Heritage Foundation’s 35th Annual Resource Bank Meeting! Think tank CEOs, policy experts, investigative reporters, activists, and donors will learn about innovative state policy initiatives, get polling updates and messaging tips from the pros, hear about the latest challenges to Obamacare and where we go from here, and learn about building successful fundraising programs. This meeting will provide the opportunity to train with the top social media professionals, and meet rising new leaders in our movement.

Partner events with the State Policy Network and the Atlas Economic Research Foundation will also expand your opportunities for networking, strategy discussions, and policy collaboration.

Contact the Broadmoor directly at   (800) 634-7711  (800) 634-7711 & mention Heritage to receive a special room rate of $225/night.

Why Does Handel's "Messiah" Endure?Heritage's Jennifer Marshall examines one of the most widely shared musical compositions in history in a blog post.   As she notes:

Together, the music and subject of Handel’s “Messiah” reach the sublime status of great art that speaks to “what is permanent in the human soul,” as the 19th-century poet and cultural critic Matthew Arnold wrote. No wonder we love to hear it at Christmas, the time of year that calls us back to the permanent things.a generation.

Freedom Lovers are the Most Generous GiversIt may not come as a surprise that the most generous givers come from countries that are the most economically free.  A Heritage blog post explains the latest findings from the World Giving Index that give more fuel to the argument that free societies governing with conservative principles raise the standard of living in the world and should be promoted.